Hopocalypse Double IPAApril 3, 2014
Drake’s Brewing Co.
San Leandro, CA
Style: India pale ale
This massive double IPA pours a bright orange color. The off-white head is tight and lingers nicely. This has to be a hop bomb based on the smell. Pineapple, grapefruit and orange zest dominate the nose, maybe with a little pear hiding back there. When it hits your lips you are greeted by the flavors that we found in the nose. While this is a hopped-up beer, it is moderately balanced by an unexpected sweetness. The finish is big, bitter, fruity and perfect for a hophead!